Happy New Year! This is the time for making resolutions to develop new healthy routines and to break unproductive habits or patterns of thinking. This month’s Natural Awakenings has some great information to help you start the new year on the right foot!
Our Community Spotlight this month features indoor activities in the area to give you ideas for healthy family fun this winter.
Our feature article details how important our metabolism is to our whole system health.
Our Healing Ways article on energy boosters is one of my favorites. It describes simple ways to increase energy. Surprisingly, time and relationship management play a key role. Diet and exercise can as well. Area physician Dr. Eduardo Castro weighs in with his outlook and advice on which foods to avoid and which ones to seek out to promote optimal energy production.
Perfectionism has been a struggle for me and many others that I know, and having a perfectionist attitude can be counterproductive. Not only that, but mastering your perfectionist tendencies can help improve relationships, health and happiness. Our Inspiration article tells you why.
I love simple articles with pros and cons of different types of products, and our piece on eco-friendly floors offers descriptions of the greenest options for underfoot. Even if you’re not looking at flooring now, you may be in the future, or you may simply want to know more about the flooring where you and your family members work and live.
If you’re like me and constantly concerned about how much time your kids spend with their electronic devices (“Put down your tablet and go outside!” Sound familiar?), then you’ll appreciate our Healthy Kids feature. “An App a Day” reviews alternative, fun, visual learning computer apps for kids that also teach them the ways and means of a healthy lifestyle.
January is a slow month for activities and events, and is the perfect time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. But don’t forget to live in the present. As John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
I hope your new year brings you peace and prosperity! This year, please be sure to visit our advertisers and let them know you found them in Natural Awakenings. Happy New Year!